Police launch probe after newborn baby found dead in Qld

A NEWBORN baby  has been found dead in the front yard of a north Queensland home after reportedly being dumped.

Brisbanetimes.com.au reported that the infant's body was found by a resident of the Charters Towers house, southwest of Townsville, about 8am Sunday morning.

"Police are investigating the location of a deceased infant in the yard of a Charters Towers residence," a police spokeswoman said this morning.

The Townsville Bulletin reported that the infant's body is believed to have been found by a resident of the house.

It is believed the baby was dumped soon after its birth. A police media spokesman said the death was being treated as suspicious.